What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is 1 of at least 113 naturally occurring cannabinoids found in hemp, a family member of the Cannabis sativa plant species. While most people commonly mistake hemp for marijuana, both cannabis, hemp is classified as the plant that contains less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Why do people use CBD?
Hemp has been used medicinally for centuries across the world to supplement people's quality of life. To understand further about how CBD oil interacts with the human mind and body, read more about our endocannabinoid system.
Where do Love Always, Liz CBD Oils come from?
Love Always, Liz CBD Oils are organic, non-GMO, gluten-free full spectrum oils extracted from sun-grown Colorado hemp absent of pesticides, solvents and alcohol and combined with MCT coconut oil. Produced in one of the four regulated CBD states, our oils adhere to strict manufacturing guidelines at our GMP certified farm before bottling and third party laboratory batch tested by Love Always, Liz before distribution for quality and potency assurance.
What does full spectrum CBD mean and how does it differ from broad spectrum or isolate CBD?
Full spectrum CBD contains all cannabinoids and terpenes (unsaturated hydrocarbons found in the essentials oils of plants) from hemp, including low concentrations of THC.
Broad spectrum contains the same cannabinoids and terpenes as full spectrum minus the THC. This is a great option for those of you who are required to pass drug tests for work and don't want to risk it.
Isolate CBD has been purified and filtered of all other cannabinoids and terpenes, including THC.
It was previously believed isolate CBD to be more effective than that of full spectrum until a recent 2015 study in Jerusalem showed full spectrum to provide higher levels of relief as dosage increases.
What is MCT coconut oil and the benefits?
Medium-chain triglycerides, high concentrated fatty acids derived from coconut oil, are known for their efficient digestive absorption, boosting metabolism, encouraging positive brain and cognitive function, a great energy source for the human body, and promoting heart health. An added bonus: studies have shown MCT oil has proven to be effective in excess calorie burning, weight loss, and long term weight maintenance.
How do you take CBD oil?
The most common, effective way to introduce CBD oil to your body is by administering it under your tongue and holding it there for 30-60 seconds before swallowing.
This allows the capillaries in your mucous membranes under your tongue to absorb the cannabinoids and terpenes, bypassing the liver and digestive system, and sending it directly to your bloodstream within minutes.
To understand further how CBD oil interacts with our bodies, read more here about our endocannabinoid system.
Will CBD oil make me high?
No. Cannabidiol (CBD) is derived from hemp, a member of the Cannabis sativa plant family, and is classified as containing less than 0.3% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Due to the extremely low concentration of THC in CBD, you will experience no psychotropic effects as you would with the use of marijuana, which contains between 20-41% levels of THC.
Can I get addicted to CBD oil?
No. According to several studies and the World Health Organization, 'CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.' In fact, studies show that CBD is being used to combat against drug addiction and aid in long term relapse prevention due to its positive overall effect on exhibited characteristics in addicts such as dependency, anxiety, and impulsivity.
Can I overdose on CBD oil?
No. CBD and other cannabinoids are non-toxic and there have been no known fatal overdoses ever reported. According to the National Cancer Institute, “Because cannabinoid receptors, unlike opioid receptors, are not located in the brainstem areas controlling respiration, lethal overdoses from Cannabis and cannabinoids do not occur.”
However, there is such a thing as taking too much CBD oil which could potentially be less effective than taking a moderate dose. This is why we encourage our customers to start off with a conservative quantity and gradually increase dosing over time as your mind and body adjusts.
Is CBD oil illegal?
No. CBD oil, derived from the hemp plant, is legal in all 50 states and was recently federally legalized through the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill. This was signed into legislation by the president on December 20, 2018, removing CBD from the DEA Schedule 1 Controlled Substances list.
How long will a bottle of CBD oil last me?
This uniquely depends on the person, ailments, and frequency of use. For the average user, a bottle will last around a month. All three of our oils come in 30 ml (1 oz) bottles and a full dropper, 1 ml, is equal to 30 servings and a half dropper, 0.5 ml, is equal to 60 servings.
For example: If you are dosing half a dropper in the morning and half a dropper before bed, you are using 1 ml total per day. A 30 ml bottle or 30 servings will last approximately 30 days.
Can I travel with CBD oil?
Domestically, yes. As of May 2019, TSA updated it's "What can I bring?" page to note hemp-derived CBD products produced within the regulations defined by the law under the Agriculture Act of 2018 and FDA approved medications containing CBD oil, such as Epidiolex, are generally legal to fly with in your carry on luggage.
CBD products containing more than 0.3% THC are considered illegal to fly with and these CBD products can only legally be purchased in a dispensary in a state that has legalized recreational or medical marijuana.
Love Always, Liz CBD Oils, while produced in the 4/20-friendly state of Colorado, are hemp-derived oils and adhere to the federal regulation of containing less than 0.3% THC.
If you are traveling outside of the country, we encourage you to research whether or not your destinations are CBD friendly.
Can I test positive on a drug test for THC if I take full spectrum CBD oil?
Because THC exists in full spectrum oil, although at a very low concentration, there is always a chance you could test a positive on a drug test. However, according to DISA, a global drug screening company, an individual would have to be consuming an unusually large amount of CBD (1000 - 2000 mg) in order for this to happen.
If you are in a career where your job and livelihood depends on passing a drug test, Love Always, Liz CBD Oil encourages you to err on the side of caution. Instead, look into using a broad spectrum or pure isolate CBD containing no THC as an alternative.